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The International LGBTQ+ Travel Association Foundation announced today that Dougal Mckenzie, Head of Industry, Travel, at Google, and Maria Cuba, Global Diversity Lead for Airbnb’s Experiences platform have been appointed to its board of directors. The Foundation is the philanthropic arm of IGLTA.
Mckenzie, who holds both law and commerce degrees from his native Auckland, helps companies adapt to changes in consumer behavior resulting from tech advancements. Cuba is one of Airbnb’s earliest employees and the founder of their Latino Employee Group “Juntos.” Her role focuses on creating equitable opportunities and representation for all communities.
“We are honored to welcome these two dynamic additions to our Foundation board,” said IGLTAF Board Chair Reginald Charlot. “Dougal Mckenzie, a leader in advancing travel technology, and Maria Cuba, a champion for diversity in the global marketplace, will bring valuable insights to the table as we focus on our mission: education, research and leadership development to create a more welcoming travel landscape worldwide.”
The new appointees begin their tenure at the board meeting prior to IGLTA’s 36th Annual Global Convention in New York City, 24-27 April. (igltaconvention.org) The current IGLTAF board members are: Reginald Charlot, NYC & Company, Chair; Pamela Herr, Aspen Gay Ski Week, Vice Chair; Tanya Churchmuch, MuchPR, Secretary; Don Richardson, Brand USA, Treasurer; Theresa Belpulsi, Destination DC; Selisse Berry, Founder of Out & Equal; Eddie Canaday, Visit Salt Lake; Rika Jean-François, ITB Berlin; Tom Kiely, Visit West Hollywood; Jim McMichael, Las Vegas CVA; Gary Murakami, MGM Resorts International, Immediate Past Chair; Tom Nichols, Arcus Foundation; Scott Seed, Hospitality Brand Marketing Professional; Carmen Strong, Disney Destinations; and John Tanzella, IGLTA.
On Wednesday, March 13, members of the Brand USA board of directors convened for a quarterly meeting in Washington, DC where they welcomed newly appointed and reappointed members and approved members to officiating positions and committees.
The confirmed committee assignments are as follows:
Chair: Kyle Edmiston, deputy director/chief operations officer for Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau
• John Edman, director of Explore Minnesota
• Noel Irwin Hentschel, chairman and chief executive officer of AmericanTours International, LLC
• Mark Hoplamazian, president and chief executive officer of Hyatt Hotels Corporation
• Alice Norsworthy, chief marketing officer of Universal Parks & Resorts
• Barbara Richardson, chief of external relations of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro)
Conflict of Interest Committee
Chair: Tom O’Toole, senior fellow and clinical professor of marketing at the Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern University
• Andrew Greenfield, managing partner of the Washington, DC office of Fragomen
• Barbara Richardson
Chair: Tom O’Toole
• Paul Brown, chief executive officer of Inspire Brands
• Noel Irwin Hentschel
Governance & Nominating Committee
Chair: Andrew Greenfield
• John Edman
• Mike Gallagher, co-chairman and co-founder of CityPASS
Chair: Alice Norsworthy
• Kristen Branscum, commissioner of Kentucky Department of Tourism
• Paul Brown
• Kyle Edmiston
• Mike Gallagher
• Noel Irwin Hentschel
• Tom O’Toole
Full recordings of the board meetings can be found here. For more information about the newly appointed members, please access the press announcement here. A complete list of the board of directors and their bios is available here. The next board meeting will take place on Wednesday, May 22, 2019.
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